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Collection Open for 2020 Equipment Buying Guide

The 2020 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide is open for collection now through May 12.


Trump Issues Order Under Production Act

Last Thursday (April 2), President Donald J. Trump announced a memorandum on the Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding 3M Company and its production of N95 masks.


NASA Funds In-Space Construction Technology

Westminster, Colorado-based space technology company Maxar Technologies has been recently awarded a $142 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a ...


Crushing Technology Expected at Expo 2020

A new kind of crushing technology that turns demolished buildings into sand is expected to be showcased at the six-month “Expo 2020 Dubai.”


Mortenson Announces Automated Equipment Deal

In response to construction labor shortages, Mortenson (Golden Valley, Minnesota) recently announced a partnership with tech startup Built Robotics (San Francisco) to automate some of the co...


Webinar to Answer Equipment Questions

Surface preparation-related equipment—how it can help, how to use it and how to maintain safety during use—is the topic of a webinar to be broadcast Wednesday (May 16) by PaintSquare.


Marco Group Acquires Equipment Distributor

Coating and surface preparation equipment firm Marco Group International (Davenport, Iowa) announced last week it has acquired distributor JAD Equipment (Youngstown, Ohio).


Contractors Key at New Industry Event

Contractor Connect, a novel event putting some of the country’s largest painting contractors together with coating and abrasive suppliers and equipment manufacturers, is drawing near, and ti...


PPG Announces Application Acquisition

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced last week that it will acquire Warren, Michigan-based coating application services company The Crown Group.


PPG to Acquire Coatings Application Services Provider

PPG Industries recently announced that it has come to an agreement to acquire coatings application services business The Crown Group.


Production to Begins on DAQRI Smart Glasses

Los Angeles-based technology firm DAQRI has entered into an agreement with manufacturer Flex (Cork, Ireland) for its augmented reality headsets Smart Glasses.


Sprayers Offer Quick, Smooth Finish

Graco Inc. has revealed a new line of airless handheld sprayers, which include new features that make it easier to spray more paint in less time.


Laser Line Offers Non-Abrasive Surface Prep

The Fonon Corporation is now offering CleanTech by Laser Photonics, a line of laser systems for cleaning and surface preparation.


Graco Reveals New Spray Tips

Graco Inc. (Minneapolis) has introduced a line of fine-finish, low-pressure spray tips that can be used with lacquer, varnish, stain, enamel, oil-based paints and latex primers and paints.


Titan Unveils New Airless Spray Tip

Made for residential and commercial professional painting projects, Titan Tool’s new High Efficiency Airless (HEA) TR reversible airless tip will be available in U.S. and Canada this spring.


Pipe Cleaning Nozzle Gets Retooled

Waterjetting equipment manufacturer Jetstream has released an updated version of a pipe cleaning nozzle already in its product line.


Tube Cleaning Nozzles Get Update

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the addition of new features to its Jetstream Tube Spinner nozzles.


Tool Made to Measure Concrete Coatings

A U.K.-based inspection equipment manufacturer has launched a new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates.


Gauge Measures Coatings on Concrete

A new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates has been launched by inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer.


Acquisition Expands Safway’s Portfolio

Already one of North America's largest suppliers of scaffolding and equipment, Safway Group Holding LLC has announced the acquisition of Seattle-based SafeWorks LLC, a global leader in motor...


Safway Group Announces Acquisition

Safway Group Holding LLC, a leading North American scaffolding and equipment firm, is set to acquire SafeWorks LLC, a Seattle-based supplier of motorized suspended access equipment, in a dea...


Firm Launches Wet-Sponge Holiday Detector

A holiday detector redesigned with new capabilities is now available from corrosion mitigation instrument manufacturer Tinker & Rasor.


All About Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Research, engineering and testing have reportedly combined to make vapor abrasive blast methods faster than dry blasting, easier to use and more reliable in the field.


Maker Recalls Fall Protection Product

A fall-production product that's been on the market for more than 30 years is now subject to a voluntary recall by 3M and Capital Safety after reports of possible injury and the potential fo...


3M Issues Fall Protection Recall

In light of reported incidents and potential for misuse, 3M and Capital Safety recently issued a voluntary recall of a product that has been used in the fall protection industry for more tha...


Guzzler Introduces New Vacuum Truck

A new vacuum truck from Guzzler Manufacturing (Streator, IL) is made to clean up and recover solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge, according to the company.


New Meter to Detect Moisture in Wood

Tramex Moisture Meters (Dublin, Ireland) has launched a new hand-held, digital pin-meter moisture testing instrument for wood, drywall and other surfaces.


Elcometer Launches New Bresle Test Patches

Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer Limited (Manchester, England) has released a new tool for measuring the level of soluble salts on uncoated surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6.


US Voters Register Infrastructure Concerns

Nearly half of registered U.S. voters believe the country’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Man...


App Supplies Coatings Info

Spray equipment manufacturer Titan (Plymouth, MN) has released a new free smartphone application designed to provide quick answers to busy paint professionals.


New Spray Gun's Ergonomics Touted

The new RX-PRO airless spray gun from Titan purports to help the user stay more comfortable during long jobs. The manufacturer recommends its use in a variety of applications, including comm...


Waterblast System Offers 2 Units in 1

A Texas manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment has introduced a heavy-duty, high-flow system that provides two waterblasting units on a single trailer.


New Spray Gun to Offer Comfort, Control

Titan has introduced RX-PRO, an airless spray gun, designed to offer paint contractors comfort, control, durability and convenience.


Program Update Offers New Reporting Tools

DeFelsko Corporation has released a new version of a software application developed for managing inspection data captured with its PosiTector and PosiTest instruments.


Waterblasting Tool Aids in Surface Prep

A Texas-based waterblasting equipment manufacturer has launched a new rotary nozzle for surface cleaning jobs.


Nozzle Jets Offer Wide Cleaning Path

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the release of a new rotary nozzle for surface cleaning operations.


Titan Adds to Sprayer Line

Equipment manufacturer Titan has introduced new paint sprayer models for applying protective coatings in a variety of applications, including cold-applied roofing, corrosion control, firepro...


Sprayer Line Aims for Large Jobs

Plymouth, MN-based paint spray tool manufacturer Titan announced an expansion to its PowrCoat series line of sprayers.


Dust Filter Addresses Flame, Static

Air filtration product manufacturer Camfil APC has announced the release of a new dust collector filter.


OSHA: $102K Fine for Fatal Lift Tipover

Federal authorities have levied fines against a Massachusetts roofing and waterproofing contractor after a worker died while operating an aerial lift on an inspection site in Taunton.


Sanders Made for Surface Prep, Polishing

Festool USA has launched Rotex, a new line of multi-mode sanders designed for professional painters.


Blasting Pot Boasts Fewer Refill Stops

Marco Group International, a supplier of equipment to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has announced the release of a new larger-capacity blasting pot.


Tool Tracks Remote Equipment Data

Tampa-based electronic safety equipment manufacturer Keytroller has announced the release of its new remote equipment monitoring tool.


Elcometer to Merge Two Facilities

A global manufacturer and supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced that two of its European sites will merge.


NYC Crane Collapse Claims 1

Authorities are investigating what caused a crane to collapse in lower Manhattan Friday (Feb. 5), killing a 38-year-old man and seriously injuring at least three others.


Measure Viscosity in Lab, Production

Dutch developer and manufacturer of paint test equipment TQC has announced its release of the first series of the ViscoThinner, a benchtop instrument designed to measure material viscosity d...


Study: Lead Levels High on Playgrounds

Researchers in the UK have found the presence of hazardous amounts of lead paint on public playground equipment across Southern England and warn the issue may be more widespread.


Protimeter Expands Line of Moisture Meters

Protimeter has introduced a new moisture meter for a variety of applications, including commercial coatings and concrete.


Wooster Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

One of the nation’s oldest manufacturers of paint applicators is celebrating its 165th anniversary this year.


Device Aids in Soluble Salts Analysis

Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer has released a portable, hand-held gauge designed to aid in the measurement of soluble salts levels.


Mecca Crane Collapse Probe Continues

Authorities are weighing charges against engineers and government officials following the construction crane collapse that killed more than 100 people last September at one of Islam’s holies...


Floor Machine Designed to Refresh

Aztec Products Inc. has introduced a new machine designed for terrazzo and concrete polishing and maintenance projects.


Latchways Joins MSA Safety

A Pittsburgh-based safety products manufacturer has announced its plan to acquire a UK-based fall protection safety group in an effort to expand its global reach.


MSA to Buy UK Fall Protection Business

Seeking to double its fall protection footprint globally, Pittsburgh-based safety products manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. plans to purchase a UK-based fall protection safety product group.


Respirator Cartridge Re-Launched

MSA, a global safety products manufacturer, has announced the re-release of a previously discontinued respirator cartridge.


Dust Vac Made for Manufacturing Plants

Nilfisk CFM has introduced a pneumatic industrial vacuum cleaner for the tens of thousands of facilities that face dangerous accumulations of combustible dust.


Unit Boasts Non-Spark Dust Collection

Nilfisk CFM has introduced a pneumatic industrial vacuum cleaner designed for collecting dry combustible dust and debris in manufacturing settings.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


EDCO Bows New Remover, Grinders

Surface-preparation and concrete-polishing equipment maker EDCO Inc. has rolled out a new two-motor flooring remover and three new floor grinders.


Umbrella Kit Protects Portable Blasters

New abrasive umbrella kits for portable blasters offer protection from overhead feeding systems and from weight-related pop-up failures, according to Pirate Brand and manufacturer Forecast S...


Online Service Parts Center Launches

Building professionals can now access a single website to order parts for their projects.


Graco Buys 2nd Blast Unit Maker

Solidifying its presence in the abrasive-blasting market, Graco Inc. has announced the acquisition of GeoBlaster Equipment Service and Sales Inc. of Ontario.


Deal Expands Graco Blast Unit

One year after jumping into the abrasive-blasting equipment field, Graco Inc. has strengthened its stake with a second acquisition.


New Extension System for Ladders

A new bracket extension system for ladders is designed for easy storage and transport from job-to-job.


New Tool Belt Designed to Spin

A New York forensic photographer-firefighter has developed a tool belt that allows wearers to rotate their tools and gear 360 degrees for safety, comfort and versatility.


Industry Warms to Icy Challenge

Boasting bigger buckets than surely were contemplated, the construction industry is embracing the summer's coolest craze-for-a-cause: the Ice Bucket Challenge, to benefit amyotrophic lateral...


Painting, Amputation Hazards Draw Fines

A Missouri manufacturer is facing new federal allegations and fines involving its paint shop and other areas of operation.


OSHA Releases Video Game Safety Tool

Identifying workplace hazards may be as easy as playing a video game.


Patrol Hazards in OSHA Video Game

A new video game can help workers identify safety issues and raise awareness about resources to address hazards in the workplace.


Vertical Lift Made for Congested Areas

Lift-A-Loft Corp. has added a new aerial lift to its product portfolio.


Painter’s Tape Gets Adhesive Revamp

Shurtape Technologies LLC says it has reformulated its medium adhesion painter’s tape to meet the durability demands of today’s painting projects.


Polyurea/Foam Sprayer Gets a Makeover

Software and hardware advances to improve application accuracy and data tracking lead the list of upgrades in Graco Inc.'s new Reactor 2.


Graco Revamps Plural Sprayer System

Graco Inc. has launched Reactor 2, a plural-component sprayer for polyurethane foam and polyurea that offers software and hardware advancements to improve application accuracy.


Sprayers Boast a Fine Finish

Graco Inc. has introduced a new set of portable, self-contained, lower-pressure airless sprayers designed to reduce overspray and improve control.


Exhibitors Can Get Digital at SSPC 2014

Scores of exhibitors now ramping up for SSPC 2014 next month will have a new opportunity at this year’s show: digital exhibits.


Gritco Unveils Blasting Jacket, Cape

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV has introduced a long-sleeve jacket and bright-orange safety cape to improve protection for abrasive blasters.


Metal Tags Track Equipment

Dynamic Systems Inc. has introduced Metal Barcode Tags to help contractors keep track of equipment.


Free 2014 D+D Buying Guide Released

From air barriers and access equipment to decorative and protective finishes, the building performance and aesthetics community has a comprehensive, free new guide for specifying and purchas...


New Polyurea Unit Tackles Tight Spaces

Secondary containment spill prevention, waterproofing, truck bedliners and other projects that demand portability are the industrial applications served by Graco's new Reactor E-10hp High-Pr...


Graco Unveils Entry-Level Polyurea Unit

Graco has introduced a new electric proportioning system for entry-level contractors applying pure and hybrid polyurea coatings.


Elcometer to Increase UK Production

Six years after doubling its UK manufacturing space, Elcometer has announced another expansion.


Elcometer to Expand UK Facility

Coatings inspection instrument designer and manufacturer Elcometer has announced that it will expand its production capabilities in Manchester, UK.


Temporary Lifeline Supports Many Sites

The SpiderLine Temporary Horizontal Lifeline System, newly upgraded by Spider, is designed for safe, reliable fall protection on rooftops, building construction sites, and other elevated sur...


Spider Improves Lifeline System

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, has revamped its SpiderLine lifeline system for workers on bridges, building construction, rooftops and other elevated surfaces.


JPCL Invites Free Buying Guide Listings

Suppliers of industrial coatings equipment are invited to submit free listings now for JPCL’s upcoming 26th annual Equipment Buying Guide.


Graco Settles 2nd Anti-Trust Case

For the second time in less than a year, spray-equipment giant Graco Inc. has agreed to settle federal anti-trust claims related to a takeover of its competitor.


Graco Settles FTC Anti-Trust Suit

Graco Inc., North America's largest spray foam and coatings equipment maker, has agreed to settle a long-running federal antitrust case over the acquisition of two former competitors.


Capital Safety Touts New Escape System

A new hands-free escape system designed for workers in commercial construction tops a list of safety equipment just introduced by Capital Safety.


New Safety Systems Debut

Capital Safety, a global manufacturer of height-safety and fall-protection equipment, has rolled out a new hands-free escape system designed for workers in commercial construction.


Floor Scrubber to Maintain Polish

Global maintenance equipment and specialty coatings maker Tennant Company has added a new compact battery-powered rider floor scrubber to its product portfolio.


 
 
   

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